Recommend me some WordPress plugins
June 24, 2014 1:11 PM Subscribe
I am tasked with updating a WordPress site for my research facility. I need to add two features, an image gallery and an event ticker or news feed. Free plugins are greatly preferred, since the mechanics of payment for this sort of thing are a giant pain in the patookus. I am not terribly experienced with WordPress, but have spent a decent amount of time elbow deep in the site and have an idea of how most of it works.
posted by telepanda to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
1) Image gallery. This will be a gallery of research-related images. I'm flexible on slideshow vs thumbnails vs ??? layout, but my images will not all be the same size, nor can they all be reasonably cropped to a standard dimension. I would like to be able to include a little blurb about what it's an image of, possibly with a more detailed description if you click on something.
2) Event ticker / news feed. A place to list things like job postings, congratulations to someone on getting a paper published, and seminar announcements.
I've googled and there are a million options. I'd like specific recommendations that are reasonably user friendly and have a good user experience.